Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy

Ministry of Agriculture

SLCARP External Review of the NARS Institutes -2017


Objectives of this independent review are;

To assess the quality, cost effectiveness, relevance and impact of the scientific programmes carried out by the IPHT in order to ensure that government funds are being     effectively utilized to address the sector needs.

To look into the appropriateness of the institutes research agendas to meet the emerging challenges in the future and in particular in meeting with 2030 sustainable developmental goals and also national targets ensuring food and nutritional security.

To look into all the aspects of institute functions directed towards research and development, extension and services offered to its stakeholders and its impact and usefulness to address the timely needs.

To give advices on effective planning and implementing of future programmes of the institute.

To identify any deficiency in the procedures adopted by the institutes in recognizing the research needs of the particular sector


SLCARP review panel for Institute of Post Harvest Technology (IPHT),Anuradhapura
Prof. H.P.M. Gunasena (Chairman of the External Review Panel) Dr. Caneut Silva
Dr. S. Ilanganthilaka
Dr. S. Weerasena
Mr. M. Madawanaarachchi, Director, CIC Agribusinesses


SLCARP review panel for Fruit Crops Research and Development Institute (FCRDI), Horana
Prof. H.P.M. Gunasena (Chairman of the External Review Panel)
Prof. J. Weerahewa, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
Ms. Malani Baddegamage, Director-Export Agriculture, Export Development Board
Mr. S. Gamage, Director, Hayles Agriculture Holdings